Self-protection - Includes all the aspects of how to manage the internet and its dangers. Lack of knowledge about how to use the internet appropriately and safely can be dangerous. You should inquire about things on the internet before using them.
Sometimes called netiquette - a basic set of rules you should follow in order to make the internet better for you and others. It's just as important to treat people with courtesy and respect online as it is in real life.
Potential risks and dangers when using online websites (ex: bullies, hackers, pedophiles and more)
1. Ergonomics: The safe physical use of the computer. This can include many aspects such as: sitting on the chair correctly, holding the mouse lightly and the right distance which we sit at from the computer. The are many different things a computer user can do to lower the risk of any physical pain and to increase his/her productivity while using the computer. This can include simple exercises which warm and loosen-up the body.
2. Addiction: In our modern world there are many internet related factors that may cause people to use the internet for excessive hours daily.
It's important to set a certain time limit and adhere to it. This will help you to learn to do something other than being on the computer and/or using the internet for excessive amounts of time.
Sexting is sending sexually explicit text or photographs via mobile devices. Sometimes teens share the photographs voluntarily, but at other times teens may be coerced into taking or sending the photographs. Once the photos are sent, some kids use them to bully, harass, intimidate or embarrass victims online or via mobile devices. Multiple resources on sexting are available on this site.
Monitor you childs online behavior - monitor online behavior by minors on such sites as YouTube.com and MySpace.com. It is well known that such social networking sites contain many examples of activities such as the illigal use of narcotics and sexual exploitation of minors, to name just a few. Using a monoriting technology, parents are able to see what their kids are doing, scan private and/or blocked sites as well as block sites. Keeps minors from hiding questionable activities from their parents.
The site above provides a database of tools that parents can employ on their home computers to guidetheir children to safe and rewarding online experiences.